Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.


Get active outdoors in the Lake District

From watersports to stone skimming, lakeside walks to challenging hikes, the Lakes has everything you need for an active day out, all year round.

Holidays in the Lake District

What's new in the Lakes?

Where will you explore today?

A view over two lakes

The 13 valleys of the Lake District - a new World Heritage Site 

The Lakes is home to 13 valleys. Read about the history of each of them, and how they make up the World Heritage Site.

Looking after the Lakes